The restaurant takes its name from Babette’s Feast, the novel by legendary Danish author Karen Blixen in which a sumptuous French-inspired meal is served to unappreciative Danish country locals. That isn’t the case at restaurant Babette close to the old royal town of Vordingborg on Sealand’s southern coast where the restaurant is one of the region’s star culinary attractions. There is, however, one similarity with Blixen’s novel – the kitchen is headed by a woman. Babette has for the past 25 years been the fiefdom of executive chef Vivi Schou and the French-inspired cuisine is created with the very finest of Danish produce. The restaurant made local headlines when in 2011, the king and queen of Sweden paid an unannounced visit.